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Russian Defense Ministry Says High-Precision GLSDB Bomb Shot Down in Ukraine

© AFP 2023 / JAM STA ROSAThe M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). File photo
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). File photo - Sputnik International, 1920, 28.03.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian air defense systems have shot down a high-precision Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) and 18 HIMARS multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) rocket shells over the past day, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
"Air defense systems intercepted 18 HIMARS MLRS shells and one GLSDB guided missile over the day," the ministry said in a statement.
First supplies of GLSDB bombs to Ukraine were announced by the US in January.
M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.02.2023
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